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Elina Karokhina at the Carnegie Hall in New York City, May 2016

Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina performed six concerts at the Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 23rd, 24th, and 27th, 2016 as a soloist of "The Orchestra Rocks" production.  Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute brought together thousands of New York City students and teachers for annual "Link Up" concerts, featuring the Orchestra of St. Luke's, choir and three opera singers.

Elina Karokhina, Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA
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Elina Karokhina with Mariinsky Theatre at BAM in Brooklyn, NY 01-14-2015

Elina Karokhina, Valery Gergiev, BAM, Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, New York, January 14, 2015
Elina Karokhina with famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiev

On January 14, 2015 Elina Karokhina was selected to performed balalaika part with Mariinsky Theatre from St. Petersburg, Russia in Rodion Shchedrin's opera "The Enchanted Wanderer" at the BAM - Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. Some photos and video from Shchedrin’s rarely staged musical treasure, based on the story by Nikolai Leskov are available on Barynya website

Friday, April 4, 2014, Lamoni, Iowa

Performance with Russian singer Nikolai Massenkoff at the Graceland University's Shaw Center, Shaw Family Auditorium, Lamoni Campus, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140 on Friday, April 04, 2014. ALL PHOTOS and VIDEO from Lamoni, Iowa


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Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), exhibition "Faberge Revealed", Salem, Massachusetts, July 2013.

Photo from concert at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) during exhibition "Faberge Revealed" in Salem, Massachusetts, July 2013. All photos made by Shawn Fitzgerald Photography are available on Barynya website.

Barynya performance at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), exhibition Faberge Revealed, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, July 2013, Shawn Fitzgerald Photography
All photos from Barynya performance at the "Faberge Revealed" exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, July 2013, Shawn Fitzgerald Photography.

June 2013, New York City

Photo by www.GoshaArt.com from the event in New York City in June 2013. More photos from the event in NYC by Gosha Shif.

NYC Balalaika Duo. Photo by www.GoshaArt.com
All images from event in Manhattan. Photo by www.GoshaArt.com

Morristown, New Jersey, December 31st 2012

Barynya in Morristown, New Jersey, USA
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October 21, 2012. Middle Country Public Library, Selden, New York

Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya. Concert October 21st, 2012. Middle Country Public Library, 575 MC Road, Selden, New York
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Georgian dance and Russian Gypsy song & music concert in Yonkers, NY


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June 28th, 2012, Gypsy show in Philadelphia, PA

Gypsy Trio in PA
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January 8, 2012, Showcase for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters-2012, New York City

Ensemble "BARYNYA" and "THE SNOW MAIDEN" (Musical) showcases during Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) annual booking conference at the Hilton Hotel NYC (at 54th Street), 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, New York, USA. Cast: singer Alexander Menshikov, Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Leonid Bruk (contrabass-balalaika), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Andrei Kisselev, Boulat Moukhametov, Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia, Valentina Kvasova.


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Barynya, APAP|NYC|2012, New York City, January 8th, 2012
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December 11, 2011. Huntington Public Library

This video was recorded by Long Island TV company during ensemble Barynya performance at the Huntington Public Library (338 Main Street, Huntington, New York 11743) on Sunday, December 11th, 2011. Cast of performers: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), dancers: Petr Tikhonov, Ilia Pankratov, Nick Kobryn


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NBC's "Law and Order", Special Victims Unit, Episode "Russian Brides"

Episode was aired on November 10th, 2011. Barynya musicians moment starts at 17 minutes 07 seconds from the start of the video. Barynya cast: Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka).


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October 20, 2011. Corporate event in Miami, Florida.

"Korobushka" (instrumental), "Kalinka" (dance)

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All photos and videos from performance at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on October 20, 2011 in Miami, Florida

Lake Side Adult Care, Brooklyn, New York, August 17th 2011

trio Barynya performance in Brooklyn, NY, August 2011
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August 12 2011, School concert, dance and music workshop in New York City
P035M @ Bellevue Hopital Center, 462 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Russian dance, music show and workshop, NYC, 8-12-2011 Russian dance, music show and workshop, NYC, 8-12-2011
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Barynya Balalaika Trio on TV. Bevcam TV Studio, Beverly, MA, June 29th, 2011.

Barynya Balalaika Trio: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) and Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals). Recorded and produced by EstradaProduction. All photos and videos from this event are available at the website www.Russian365.com.


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Balalaika Music Medley

Recorded during Troika Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania on May 29th, 2011. Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocal)


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Troika Festival, Erie, Pennsylvania. Memorial Day 2011.

Elina Karokhina, Barynya, Erie, Pennsylvania, Troika Festival, Church of the Nativity
Elina Karokhina. View all photos and videos from TROIKA Festival organized by the Church of the Nativity in Erie, PA.

Friday, March 11th, Old York Road Temple - Beth Am, Abington, Pennsylvania

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Abington, PA, March 2011
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or read the article at the www.jewishexponent.com website. More photos and recommendation letter are available on Balalaika Duo page

Concert at the public school # 91, Brooklyn, New York, Jan 26, 2011
Photo and editing by Leonid Bruk

Elina Karokhina, Photo and editing by Leonid Bruk
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Multicultural school assembly. Russian dance and music, dance workshop. January 26, 2011, Brooklyn, New York
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February 2011, Los Angeles, California.

"Jewish Felt Boots" video

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All videos and photos from ensemble Barynya concert in Los Angeles, California, February 2011.

Ensemble Barynya: Leonid Bruk, Alexander Menshikov, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Los Angeles, California, February 2011. Photo by Leonid Bruk
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Performance during basketball game NJ NETS vs Utah JAZZ on January 19th, 2011 at the Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Musicians: Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Leonid Bruk (bass, balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), singer Alexander Menshikov, and singer Irina Zagornova entertained during the New Jersey Nets VIP reception. The guest list included NETS owner (Mikhail Prokhorov), the Russian Ambassador to the UN (H.E. Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin), and the Russian Consul General (Honorable Andrey Konstantinovich Yushmanov).

Russian band NJ NETS January 19, 2011
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December 2010, TMPlaza, Hong Kong, China

Barynya in Hong Kong
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December 16th, 2010 Russian consulate NYC, New York, USA

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk and singer Irina Zagornova at the RUSAL USA corporate party.

Barynya at the Russian Consulate NYC
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Photos from ensemble Barynya's concert tour in Florida. December 2010.

Ensemble Barynya tour in Florida, December 2010
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Saturday, November 20th, 2010
Cincinnati Opera's 2010 Ball “An Evening Under the Tsars”,
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH

Barynya Cincinnati, Ohio 2010
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Video from Russian Festival in Howell, NJ on Sunday, October 10, 2010

Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass). Dancers: Alexey Maltsev, Ilia Pankratov, Anna Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia.

"Gypsy Fantasy"

"Chardash"

October 2010, Anyway cafe, New York City

Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Anyway Cafe, New York City, 2010
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| Mikhail Smirnov and Elina Karokhina at the Anyway Cafe, 34 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10003

Thursday, October 7th, 2010, 3pm. Temple B'nai Moshe
1845 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, Massachusetts 02135

Elina Karokhina balalaika duo Brighton, MA October 7th, 2010 poster
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"Jewish Potpourri" (Medley of Jewish songs), September 2010, Cherry Hill, NJ

Recorded on September 10, 2010 during concert dedicated to the celebration of Jewish New Year at the Confident Day Care Adult Health Center, 53 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ, USA. Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar).


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Russian folk song "Valenki" (Felt Boots), August 2010, Yonkers, NY - video

Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar).


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Saturday, August 14th, 2010, Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York

It has been the first time in 2010 when singers Irina Zagornova performed with Barynya during the same concert. Elina Karokhina (balalaika) and Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) have played a new arrangement of the Sailors dance for balalaika and balalaika-contrabass. Video Alisa Yegorova, video editing L.Bruk. Photos by L.Bruk and I. Fridman. See all photos and videos from this concert here.

Elina Karohkina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk
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Gypsy Fantasy, July 2010, Minneapolis, MN - video

Elina Karokhina and Russian music ensemble Barynya performance during the Balalaika and Domra Association of America conference-2010. The conference took place at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 2010. Musicians: Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals). Camera - Sergey Rogozin, video editing - Leonid Bruk. All videos and photos from this performance.


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W.A. Mozart. Alla Turca. Allegretto (Turkish March) - video


Boston Music Duo- Mozart's 'Turkish Rondo (March)' from Barynya on Vimeo.

April 29th, 2010. Balalaika Piano Duo, wedding ceremony in Boston, MA

Balalaika/Piano Duo led by Elina Karokhina provided music for wedding ceremony on April 29th, 2010 in Boston, MA. The music included The Swan (Le Cygne) from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens, "Here Comes The Bride" Wedding March, J.S.Bach - Arioso from Cantata BWV 156 (Adagio), Ave Maria - Schubert, "CANON IN D" by PACHELBEL, WEDDING MARCH by MENDELSSOHN, "CLAIR DE LUNE" by DEBUSSY, and other selections.

Balalaika and Piano Duo, Classical Music for wedding ceremony, Elina Karokhina

April 2010, Scottish Rite Auditorium, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA

Concert with ensemble Barynya on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Dancers: Anya Zeenenko, Sophia Panych, Olga Chpitalnaia, Alexey Maltsev, Alexander Rudoy, Danila Sherstobitov, Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), singer Alexander Menshikov, Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass).

"Kamarinskaya"

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"Doctor Zhivago"

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"Caprice No. 24 by Paganini"

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April 9, 2010, Toronto, Canada

Friday, April 9th, 2010, Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1G5 CANADA, Winter Palace Ball and the Gala Charity Fundraiser benefitting Ruskoka, a summer camp for underprivileged children. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Yan Khmel (bayan), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Valery Abramov (tenor-saxophone), Oleg Sorin (trumpet).

Barynya at the Winter Palace Ball, Toronto, Canada
Ensemble Barynya at the Winter Palace Ball, Toronto, Canada. Click to see all photos

March 5, 2010, Boston, Massachusetts

Barynya in Boston, Massachusetts
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Article about Elina Karokhina in the BDAA newsletter

BDAA newsletter is the official Journal of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America.

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BDAA newsletter about Lina Karokhina
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Article about performance in Atlanta - "The BDAA Newsletter"


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Article about Barynya performance in Atlanta in the BDAA newsletter
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Fox Hills Adult Community, Friday, January 1st, 2010

1209 Hamilton Drive, Rockaway, NJ 07866. Ensemble Barynya cast: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), Alexey Klyuchnikov (dancer, costumed characters), Anya Zeenenko (dancer).

 
Barynya concert in Rockaway, New Jersey, 2010
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Ridgewood, New Jersey, November 29th, 2009
Ridgewood Public Library, photos by Bill Grae

Elina Karokhina
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Los Angeles, California, November 14th, 2009
Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County

Barynya, Los Angeles, California, November 2009
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